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Chainlink Bike Theft Task Force


Chainlink Bike Theft Task Force

Please join if you're interested in being part of a coordinated effort to fight Chicago bike theft. The comments are purposely disabled for now- discussions are much more useful for goal-oriented action-- let's see if we can make them work here.

Location: Chicago
Members: 71
Latest Activity: Jul 3, 2014

We've taken the planning of details for specific actions out of public view.
Anyone who is interested in participating in our bike recovery efforts please send an e-mail to introducing yourself and explaining how you'd like to help. Please include a contact phone number in your initial message.

Please continue to use this group to discuss bike theft and what to do about it.

Discussion Forum

Unusual and witnessed thefts 27 Replies

This thread will be used as a sort of notepad to collect witnessed and unusual theft reports-- take a look if you see new activity-- this sort of info has been very elusive until recently.A victim…Continue

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by h' Zerocats Nov 18, 2012.

What revisions/additions would you like to see to the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry? 27 Replies

Please use this thread as a notepad to list ways the Chicago Stolen Bike Registry could be modified/revised to be a more useful to to combating bike…Continue

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 Sep 10, 2012.

Bikes Stolen and Undamaged Ulock left at scene 2 Replies

I saw a string of posts on the Stolen Bike Registry where a bike was stolen and an undamaged ulock was left at the scene. Anyone have any ideas what's happening in these cases? …Continue

Started by Cameron 7.5 mi. Last reply by h' Zerocats Nov 21, 2011.

In-garage locking solutions

Some great resources in this thread:…Continue

Started by h' Zerocats Aug 16, 2011.

Recovery Stories 16 Replies've got an e-mail out to see if I can get more details.Continue

Started by h' Zerocats. Last reply by h' Zerocats Aug 1, 2011.

Theft prevention/stolen bike registry awareness 8 Replies

Lately I've thinking about ways to get word out about how to encourage people to record their serial number and how to encourage people to use the chicago stolen bike registry in case their bike is…Continue

Tags: publicity, outreach, prevention

Started by BalloonBiker. Last reply by Liz Sep 29, 2010.

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Comment by Nick W on June 24, 2014 at 2:14pm

Is this still an active group? Is there another stolen bike task force group involved on The Chainlink?

Comment by Vilda on April 5, 2014 at 6:21pm

Looking at doing some recovery rides. Any interest amongst those that used too? I'll do the primary planning on Facebook. But will cross post here. The dates we ride down will be sent via text after we decide as that may keep it from being public. Though I don't think that is a huge factor it can't hurt.

Comment by h' Zerocats on July 28, 2012 at 6:15pm

Screen shot from Jay Leno show-- original image; will be fun to see if it comes back around down the road :-)

Comment by Vilda on July 26, 2012 at 4:45pm

Had to repost that on FB. :-)

Comment by Sean Struble on July 26, 2012 at 1:59am
That's one smart cookie. I'm suprised an investigative officer came to the scene.
Comment by h' Zerocats on July 26, 2012 at 1:45am

Comment by Kevin C Dormant on January 12, 2012 at 4:57pm

Robertson was arrested again January 11, 2012 and charged with felony bike theft. An additional 10 high-end bikes were recovered from a storage locker in Chicago. Press Release attached.

Comment by h' Zerocats on November 20, 2010 at 8:19am
Christopher, I sent you an e-mail 2 weeks ago to see what advice I could offer in terms of finding it and you never responded.
Probably too late now but I would have checked Swap-O-Rama at 41st and Ashland the following business day.
Comment by h' Zerocats on November 20, 2010 at 8:17am
Marco, feel free to place a report at the Chicago Stolen Bike registry for the wheels --
It would be helpful to know where and how they were stolen.
Best post the info there rather than here.
Comment by Christopher Burke Ellis on November 20, 2010 at 1:32am
I had my red Cannondale RT3000 tandem stolen two weeks ago. I have yet to see another one out there on the road in town. If you see a red Cannondale RT3000 tandem, let me know.

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